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From: Bill Crews <>
Subject: [ROBERTS] Part 2 EDWARD ROBERTS MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 23:33:24 -0500
I have a little book (45 pages) I picked up several years ago and going
through my small library I found it....again. Here is a scanned copy of
one family in two parts. Hope the OCR did it's job.
Others will follow.
Title == Roberts Family History
by == J. Montgomery Seaver
Published == American Historial-Genealogical Society in Philadelphia
No Date but the lastest day that I found was 1927 in references where
the Who's Who in American of 1926-27 is listed.
DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD ROBERTS
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
V--l. Children of William and Martha (Bull) Roberts, and children
of William and Mary (Peacock) Roberts. Children of William
and Martha (Bull) Robcrts:
a. Henry Bull Roberts, born October 28th, 1820, at Donnelly's
Mill, Ferry County, Pennsylvania. Married February 4th,
1864, to hTancy Jane Meredith, daughter of Samuel Black
and iCIargaret (Donnelly) Meredith, who was born at Don-
nellv's hlill January 7th, 1845. He (lied July 28th, 1887.
Henry B. Roherts is buried at Mi(ldle Creek Cemetery, Win-
nebago, Ill. When a young man in Pennsylvania, he engaged
in farming and teaching, also started in the mercantile busi-
ness but in 1849 came to the Middle West. Nancy Jane
Roberts died May 21, 1919, and is buried in Middle Creek
b. Edward Rambo Roberts. born January 2d, 1823. Married
November, 1852, Ann Hamer, who was born at Petersburg,
Pa., Novernber 26th, 1833, and died July 12th, 1908. He
died March 27th, 1898. Both buried at Winnebago, Ill.
c. Mary Peacock Roberts, born June 23d, 1828. Married A.
Clark Myton, who died in 188h She died March 10th, 1916.
No issue. Children of William and Mary (Peacock) Rob-
d. Jonathan Roberts, born August 29th, 1810, married Mary
Jane Wilson, died July Ilth. 1836, and buried in Middle
e. Rebecca Jane Rol,erts, who married David Patterson.
f. Eliza Roberts, who married (1) liol,ert Elliott.
V-2. Chiltlren of Samuel and Martha (Pugh) Roberts.
a. Samuel Roberts, who died in infancy and is buried in St.
James Episcopal Churchyard, Evanshurg, Pa.
V-3. Children of Henry and Catherine (Roberts) Boyer. See "Amer-
Sixth Generation and Later
VI--I. Children of Henry Bull and Nancy J. (Prleredith) Roberts:
a. Mattie, horn November 20th, 1865, at Winnebago, Ill., died
April IOth, 1883. She is buried at Middle Creek Cemetery,
b. Jessie Nleredith, born February 20th, 1868, at Winnebago,
Ill. Married October 8th, 1890, Charles Edward Morse, son
of William and Nancy (Matthews) Morse, died May 19th,
1899. Jessie Pvleredith Roberts graduated from Rockford,
Ill., Female Seminary. Charles Edward Morse graduated at
Oberlin College, A.B. She lives in Evanston, Ill. He is
buried at Winnebago. There are two daughters, Mrs. Bev-
erly B. Vedder, Winnetka, Ill., and Mrs. Jas. Dale Them,
c. Blanche, born at Winnebago, Ill., May 20th, 1878. Married
February 19th, 1896, Demus Wasmus Grippen, Jr., son of
Demus Wasmus and Margaret (Wallace) Grippen, born Feb-
ruary 15th, 1876, at Winnebago, Ill. They live at Mason
City, Iowa. Demus Wasmus Grippen, Sr., was First Lieu-
tenant of 146th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the
Civil War. Blanche and Demus Grippen have four sons,
Bruce, Charles, Roger and Demus, Jr.
d. Samuel Henry, born February Ist, 1883. at Winnebago, Ill.;
married June 15th, 1912, Katharine Sl?erwood Marble, who
was born at Canton, Ohio, April 8th, 1891, daughter of Guil-
ford Lionel Marble and Lenore K. Sherwood. Samuel Henry
Roberts was graduated from the University of Michigan
(Ann Arbor), A.B. 1905 and LL.B. 1907. For fifteen years
he was House Attorney for John V. Farwell Co., Chicago,
the western pioneer jobbing and wholesale house, handling
dry goods and general merchandise lines. He is now Gen-
eral Land Commissioner of Capitol Reservation Lands (X.
I. T. Ranch), which originally consisted of 3,000,000 acres
given the Farwell family and others in exchange for building
the State Capitol of Texas. In 1910 he was National Presi-
dent of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and is a member
of the honorary law scholarship society, Order of the Coif;
also a "Barrister." Book references: "Leading Creeks,"
edited 1915 at Evanston, Ill., by William C. Levere; "The X.
I. T. Ranch and the Early Days of the Llano Escacado," by
Prof. J. Evetts Haley, Lakeside Press. Chicago, 1929; "Bull
Family of Pennsylvania," by Commodore Jas. H. Bull, pub-
lished 1919, Shannon-Conmy Company, San Francisco.
Katharine Sherwood Roberts, Wife, attended University of
Michigan and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and D. A.
R. Her grandfather, Gen. Isaac R. Sherwood, was Secretary
of State of Ohio (1869-1873), and Congressman from To-
ledo, Ohio, district many terms. Clzlldren: Sherwood Rob-
erts, born March 24th, 1913; Samuel Meredith Roberts, born
October 3d, 1915. Clubs: University Club of Chicago; Shaw-
nee Country Club, Wilmette, Ill.; La Jolla (California)
Country Club, La Jolla (California) Yacht Club. Addresses
(Business): 208 South La Salle St., Chicago, and Dalhart,
Tex; (Home) 1465 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, Calif.
Samuel Henry Roberts also traces lineage to Peter Gunnar-
son Rambo (French-Swedish descent) and Peter Cock, who
came to the Delaware, 1640, with Peter Minuit Expedition,
both frequently mentioned in early Pennsylvania and Dela-
ware Colonial'history; to Albert Heymans Roosa, who came
to New Netherlands (N. Y.) in April, 1660; to Henry Paw-
ling, who came with Duke of York's Expedition, 1664; to
Edward Lane, who came to Pennsylvania prior to 1683 and
whose line dates back to Battle Abbey, to Samuel Richard-
son of William Penn's Provincial Council; to David Mere-
dith, early pioneer of Chester County, Pa., whose family
claims descent from Welsh King; to Capt. John Rush, of
Cromwell's Army; to Thomas Rohinson, pioneer of Western
Pennsylvania. ("Thomas Robinson," by Rev. Thos. Hasting
Robinson, under name Meredith.)
e. Ethel, born December 30th, 1885, at Winnebago, Ill. She
attended Fairmont Seminary, Washington, D. C., and is Di-
rector of Art in Public Schools, Mason City, Iowa.
VI 3. Children of Edward R. and Ann (Hamer) Roberts.
a. William Hamer Roberts, married Anna Powell. He died
June 23d, 1886. No issue.
b. Alfred Thomas Roberts, born August 4th, 1855. Married
May 4th, 1876, Nellie Smith, daughter of Frank Adams and
Sarah Brown Smith. They live in Long Beach, Calif., and
have children living: Stella Claudine Bunn, Byron, Ill.;
Henry Brown Roberts; Henry Clyde Roberts; Thomas Clif-
ford Roberts, Fred White Roberts--all of Long Beach, Calif;
William Homer Roberts, Ontario, Calif.; Mrs. Joseph C.
Welch, Ojai, Calif.
c. Mary Peacock Roberts, born November 18th, 1859. Mar-
ried October 4th, 1887, John Elmer Compton. She died
March 17th, 1902, leaving children: Mrs. Vera Emery, Gen-
evieve Compton, Elmer Carlyle Compton and Albert Edward
Compton, all living at Rockford, Ill.
d. Edward Roberts, born April 30th, 1869. Married October
6th, 1898, Leonora Miller. They live in Rockford, Ill., and
have children living there. Eleanor, Roland Karl, also a son,
Allan Miller, living in Long Beach, Calif.
VI--3. Children of Jonathan and Mary J. (Wilson) Roberts.
a. Martha Bull, born July 16th, 1811. Married David Wray
Linn, February 24th, 1864. She died January 24th, 1894,
leaving children: Mrs. Mary Leonard, Byron, Ill.; Scott Wil-
liam Linn, Electrical Engineer, Clevdland, Ohio. Homer
Roberts Linn, Executive with American Radiator Co., Chi-
cago, lives La Grange, Ill. Francis David Linn, Byron, Ill.
Margaret Bertha Linn.
b. Mar)- Ellen, born December Ilth, 1843. Married John Henry
Temple. They have children: Harry Roberts Temple, Archi··
tect, Champaign, Ill.; William Ralph Temple, Edward Jona-
c. Scott William Roberts, born 1845, died 1847.
VI--4. Children of Rebecca Jane (Roberts) and David Patterson.
a. Martha L. Patterson, who married Zenas L. Merritt, and had
children, Marie lane and Alice.
Marie Jane Merritt married Waiter Olds, Esq., who was a
Supreme Court Justice of Indiana. Now deceased.
Mrs. Olds resides at Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Kate Merritt, lives at Mount Gilead, Ohio.
b. Andrew, married secondly Nellie Heisey, to whom were born
Frank and Rebecca. Rebecca married Dr. Carl Stutsman, of
c. Thomas E. Patterson, married Emma C. Gillette. They had
three children: Nellie, who married Levere Burch; Louise,
who married Albert L. Ellis; Fordham.
VI--5. Children of Eliza (Roberts) and Robert Elliott.
b. Martha Jane.
d. William Henry.
f. Marg Ann, who married Joseph Newton Fullenwider. From
this union seven children were born, one being Lavinio Full-
enwider, who married Dr. Chas. S. Laughlin, Route 2, Box
21, Vineland, N. J.
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